Hiroko Fujioka and WISe.ART Join Forces to Host “Le Japon à deux Pas” a physical NFT exhibition
Traditional arts and crafts from Japan enter the NFT world to raise money for Ukraine’s children; it’s all about IMPACT DIVIDENDS, Crypto Winters notwithstanding
The exhibition will take place at Space Fert, 7 rue Barton in Geneva, Switzerland from 24-26 November
Geneva – 17 November 2022: Hiroko Fujioka and WISe. ARTa controlled NFT Marketplace powered by WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global company in cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain and IoT, announced today that they will join forces to host “Le Japon à deux Pas”, a physical NFT exhibition, taking place at Espace Fert, 7 rue Barton in Geneva, Switzerland.
From 24 to 26 November at 11 a.m Hiroko Fujioka, Master of the Kinkara Kawa Technique, will present his art in an exhibition of modern travel accessories revisited in the ancient Japanese lacquer tradition. To fix a gold leaf on leather, Hiroko Fujioka uses Urushi, Japanese lacquer. That’s why her technique is called “Kinkara Kawa Urushi” She uses other techniques such as Shibori and Twin dye.
Workshops and conferences will be held Espace Fert, 7 Barton Street in Geneva, Switzerland.
On Saturday 26 Novemberon the last day of the exhibition, an NFT auction will be held with “phygital” packages from 15.00 with support from WISe. ART. Auctioneer will be TSR TV presenter Rayane M’Zouri. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to International Committee of the Red Cross in aid of their efforts in Ukraine.
Kinkara Kawa Technique or CUOI D’ ORO is one of the art techniques for making leather crafts, which is to tan, coat it with special metal leaves, then make embossed pattern using metal molds, and finally dye it. It is an art of great rarity that was made only for a duration of 300 years from the Italian Renaissance to just before the Napoleonic Revolution.
The technique was imported to Japan in the mid-17th century and continues to flourish there from Meiji (1868~1912) through Taisho (1912~1926). CUOI D’ORO decorated many walls in European palaces that were torn down and sold when they rebuilt and renovated the buildings. Most of them were bought by Japanese people, cut up into small pieces, then made into bags and other small items, and sold as “KINKARAKAWA” (meaning European gold leather).
“KINKARAKAWA” became very popular in Japan. They also found the origin of CUOI D’ORO after 50 years of research and analysis and succeeded in reproducing CUOI D’ORO of the same quality or better.
WISe. ART is much more than a secured NFT marketplace. It cares about society and the planet and supports many eco-friendly projects, projects that put people at the heart of the action with the aim of raising awareness and funds.
We aim to embrace and accompany the artists as onboard their work or collectibles on the platform. Quality and safety are key in our business model. Collectors should feel equally comfortable with their investments knowing that most of the time they are helping the world while enjoying the thrill of collecting.
On this occasion, we will be selling a unique exclusive collection of NFTs that gives collectors the opportunity to belong to this smart caring community.
For the first time WISe. ART the team will welcome its Swiss visitors in a physical gallery, Espace Fert, 7 rue Barton in Geneva.
WISe.ART is a full-fledged marketplace. It can connect all players in the art industry. Our white-labeling options and special NFT designs ensure that in addition to an authenticated and signed version of the actual digital asset, creating an irreversible link to the physical object, providing proof of ownership, provenance and a set of smart contracts detailing future use and income generation streams.
The WISe.ART NFT platform is fully secured by WISeKey’s innovative security technologies that enable the authentication of digital assets, in a secure end-to-end process based on our experience and proven expertise in this domain.
About WISeKey: WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large-scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT with respect for the human as the fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors ensure the pervasive computing that shapes today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens, etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of the IoT as our semiconductors produce a vast amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with artificial intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications predict the failure of their equipment before it happens. Our technology is trusted by OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) providing secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT acts as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions between objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.
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